Monday, 19 September 2016

Steven Osborne launches his residency with CBSO, and his 30th Hyperion disc

Steven Osborne - credit Ben Ealovega
Steven Osborne - credit Ben Ealovega
This week the Scottish pianist Steven Osborne starts as 2016-17 artist in residence with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), during which period he will be performing Beethoven, Messiaen, Rachmaninov, Britten and Tippett. He starts with Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 conducted by Edward Gardner at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on 22 September 2016. The following day, Osborne performs Messiaen’s Quartet for the end of time with members of the CBSO. Further ahead he will be performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with conductor Alexander Vedernikov on 15 and 16 February 2017, Britten’s Piano Concerto with the CBSO Youth Orchestra conducted by Jamie Philipps on 26 February 2017 and Tippett’s Piano Concerto with CBSO’s new Music Director Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla on 14 June 2017.

Next week sees Osborne's recording of three of Beethoven's late piano sonatas, Op. 90, 101 & 106 Hammerklavier, released on Hyperion Records. Osborne has recorded with Hyperion since 1998 and this will be his 30th recording with the company.

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